Patents Represented by Attorney Vincent J. Vasta, Jr.
  • Patent number: 6126028
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a means of closing an electrical junction or device box utilizing a cover plate means wherein the electrical junction or device box is not easily accessible. The device of the invention permits the user to securely affix the cover plate means to the electrical junction or device box while standing at ground level and without the necessity of mounting a ladder or scaffolding. The device and system of the present invention allows the user to remotely affix the cover means to the junction or electrical box using a rigid telescoping pole and, after affixing the said cover means, permits the user to remove the telescoping pole leaving the cover plate securely affixed in place over the junction or device box location, thereby presenting a finished cover plate which is neat in appearance and which meets electrical code requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2000
    Inventor: Ross S. Buckley
  • Patent number: 5774569
    Abstract: A Single optical element that also provides the structural support between optical elements, the alignment stability between optical elements, the weatherized window (environmental enclosure), and minimizes, or eliminates, central obscuration for a distortion free, wide field of view (a panoramic .+-.80.degree.) optical surveillance system is disclosed. Simultaneously, the logic for a learn mode eliminates the need for programming "the location of detection zones" in the data processing system e.g. for a traffic surveillance and control systems, during or after installation of the system or for the off-line data processing. The synergism of these features enables complete real-time, e.g. within seconds after learn mode adaptation, traffic analysis and reporting of an entire multi-lane, omni-directional, non-orthogonal, traffic intersection, traffic circle or roadway from a single video surveillance system with no or minimal, programming knowledge on the part of the system installer or operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 1996
    Date of Patent: June 30, 1998
    Inventor: H. Eugene W. Waldenmaier
  • Patent number: 5755625
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a putter used in the game of golf. Specifically, the putter of the present invention is designed so that the sweet spot on the clubhead is generally aligned with the golfer's hand(s) when positioned at the top of the shaft, for a short shafted putter, and the center of the shaft, for a long shafted putter. The basic design requires a shaft which is affixed toward the toe end of the clubhead. The overall configuration of the golf putter of the present invention promotes a golfswing in which the sweet spot and the golfer's hand(s) travel together along the target line, thereby creating a straight putting stroke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 1997
    Date of Patent: May 26, 1998
    Inventor: Carl H. Jackson
  • Patent number: 5728120
    Abstract: A device which comprises a wrist clamp which incorporates an adjustable tension screw in order to affix the clamp securely to a patient's wrist, an adjustable compression screw and pad which allows one to apply sufficient pressure to the arterial incision in order to affect adequate closure thereof while the patient's blood is coagulating, until hemostasis, after which the device may be safely removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 1996
    Date of Patent: March 17, 1998
    Inventors: Jacob Shani, Yonathon Hassin
  • Patent number: 5383965
    Abstract: The present invention provides for novel pigment-dispersant compositions, incorporating various pigments, such as for example carbon blacks, comprising dispersants which are esters of naphthenic acid, and higher and lower analogs thereof. The invention also provides for, processes for the preparation thereof and coating and rubber compositions comprising same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 1993
    Date of Patent: January 24, 1995
    Assignee: Akzo Nobel N.V.
    Inventors: James L. Carmine, Rose A. Ryntz
  • Patent number: 4976846
    Abstract: The process for conversion of crude oil feeds with catalysts comprising a Y zeolite-based cracking catalyst and at least one silicoaluminophosphate molecular sieve of U.S. Pat. No. 4,440,871, optionally including an aluminophosphate molecular sieve of U.S. Pat. No. 4,310,440.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 1989
    Date of Patent: December 11, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Gary N. Long, Regis J. Pellet, Jule A. Rabo
  • Patent number: 4963520
    Abstract: A composition of matter comprising at least one metal-containing spinel which includes a first metal and a second metal having a valence higher than the valence of the first metal, a minor amount of at least one-third metal component effective to promote the oxidation of sulfur dioxide to sulfur trioxide at sulfur dioxide oxidation conditions, and a minor amount of at least one-fourth metal component effective to promote the reduction of first metal sulfate at first metal sulfate reduction conditions. These compositions are useful, e.g., in hydrocarbon conversion processes, to reduce sulfur oxide and/or nitrogen oxide atmospheric emissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 16, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Jin S. Yoo, Cecelia A. Radlowski, John A. Karch, Alakananda Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 4960504
    Abstract: Dewaxing processes for hydrocarbon feedstocks are disclosed using novel catalysts comprising specific silicoaluminophosphates of U.S. Pat. No. 4,440,871. The products of the instant dewaxing processes are characterized by lower pour points than the hydrocarbon feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1988
    Date of Patent: October 2, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Regis J. Pellet, Jule A. Rabo, Gary N. Long, Frank P. Gortsema, Albert R. Springer
  • Patent number: 4957889
    Abstract: Aluminum-rare earth element-oxygen oligomers, having unprecedented hydrothermal stability and disclosed such materials having utility as precursors in the preparation of large pore intercalated clays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 1989
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventor: John R. McCauley
  • Patent number: 4957892
    Abstract: An improved process for converting hydrocarbons using a catalyst which is periodically regenerated to remove carbonaceous deposits, the catalyst being comprised of a mixture containing, as a major component, solid particles capable of promoting hydrocarbon conversion at hydrocarbon conversion conditions, and, as a minor component, discrete entities comprising at least one spinel, preferably alkaline earth metal-containing spinel; thereby reducing the amount of sulfur oxides exiting the catalyst regeneration zone.Improved hydrocarbon conversion catalysts are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 1988
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Jin S. Yoo, John A. Jaecker
  • Patent number: 4957718
    Abstract: A process for the removal of sulfur oxides from a gas which comprises (a) contacting the sulfur oxide-containing gas with at least one of certain metal, oxygen-containing components, e.g., modified perovskite-type components, at conditions effective to associate at least a portion of the sulfur oxides with the component to reduce the amount of sulfur oxides in the gas; and (b) contacting the component containing associated sulfur oxides at conditions effective to reduce the amount of sulfur associated with the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 1987
    Date of Patent: September 18, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Jin S. Yoo, John A. Karch, Alakananda A. Bhattacharyya, Cecelia A. Radlowski
  • Patent number: 4952544
    Abstract: Large-pore intercalated clays, for example, smectites, with pillars of aluminum-rare earth element-oxygen oligomers, having unprecedented hydrothermal stability. Product distributions demonstrate desirable synergistic effects (less gas, more gasoline, higher activity) using a mixture of intercalated clay and zeolite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 1987
    Date of Patent: August 28, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventor: John R. McCauley
  • Patent number: 4923594
    Abstract: A fluid catalytic cracking process comprising contacting a crude oil feedstock with a fluid catalytic cracking catalyst comprising a microporous crystalline multi-compositional, multiphase composite of SAPO-37 molecular sieve as a phase thereof in contiguous relationship with a different microporous faujasitic crystalline molecular sieve as another phase thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 1988
    Date of Patent: May 8, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Regis J. Pellet, Peter K. Coughlin, Jule A. Rabo
  • Patent number: 4913799
    Abstract: Hydrocracking processes are disclosed using novel catalysts comprising medium and large pore non-zeolitic molecular sieves selected from novel compositions such as the silicoaluminophosphates of U.S. Pat. No. 4,440,871, preferably in combination with traditional hydrocracking catalysts such as zeolitic aluminosilicates. The products of the instant processes are characterized by higher isoparaffin to n-paraffin ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 1987
    Date of Patent: April 3, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Frank P. Gortsema, Regis J. Pellet, Albert R. Springer, Jule A. Rabo, Gary N. Long
  • Patent number: 4906351
    Abstract: Dewaxing processes for hydrocarbon feedstocks are disclosed using novel catalysts comprising non-zeolitic molecular sieves, such as the silicoaluminophosphates of U.S. Pat. No. 4,440,871. The products of the instant dewaxing processes are characterized by lower pour points than the hydrocarbon feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: March 6, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Regis J. Pellet, Jule A. Rabo, Gary N. Long, Frank P. Gortsema, Albert R. Springer
  • Patent number: 4904627
    Abstract: A process for the production of an alkaline earth metal, aluminum-containing spinel/clay composition comprises: (a) combining (1) an acidic, aluminum-containing composition in which the aluminum is present in a positively charged species, and (2) a basic, alkaline earth metal-containing composition to form a gel mixture; (b) mixing the gel with kaolin clay to form a co-gel; and (c) calcining the co-gel mixture to form the alkaline earth metal, aluminum-containing spinel composition in a clay matrix. Alkaline earth metal, aluminum-containing spinel/clays having both high surface areas and very high attrition resistance, and processes for using spinel/clay compositions, e.g., as sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide removal agent, are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 1989
    Date of Patent: February 27, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventor: Alakanada Bhattacharyya
  • Patent number: 4897178
    Abstract: A process for hydrocracking a crude oil feed, a hydrocracking catalyst employed therein, and a process for the preparation of this catalyst are disclosed. The hydrocracking catalyst comprises a zeolitic aluminosilicate which has an SiO.sub.2 /Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 molar ratio of at least 6 and which has been treated by (i) thermal treatment at an effective temperature and for an effective time in the presence of steam, followed by (ii) ion-exchange with a solution containing ammonium ion; and (2) an effective amount of a hydrogenation component. In a preferred embodiment, the starting crystalline zeolitic aluminosilicate is a Y-type zeolite having an SiO.sub.2 /Al.sub.2 O.sub.3 molar ratio of at least about 9 and a unit cell dimension (a.sub.o) of less than about 24.55 .ANG., and the steam treatment is carried out for a period sufficient to cause a decrease of not more than about 0.1 .ANG. in the unit cell dimension, thereby producing a Y-type zeolite product having a SiO.sub.2 /Al.sub.2 O.sub.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 1988
    Date of Patent: January 30, 1990
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Donald F. Best, Gary N. Long, Regis J. Pellet, Jule A. Rabo, Edward T. Wolynic, Frank P. Gortsema, Albert R. Springer
  • Patent number: 4889616
    Abstract: The invention provides petroleum cracking and octane boosting catalysts containing a composite of an intermediate pore NZMS in combination with another non-zeolitic molecular sieve having the same frame work structure, and to processes for cracking of petroleum for the purpose of enhancing the octane rating of the gasoline produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 1988
    Date of Patent: December 26, 1989
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: James G. Miller, Regis J. Pellet, Edwar S. Shamshoum, Jule A. Rabo
  • Patent number: 4883783
    Abstract: An improved process for converting hydrocarbons using a catalyst which is periodically regenerated to remove carbonaceous deposits, the catalyst being comprised of a mixture containing, as a major component, solid particles capable of promoting hydrocarbon conversion at hydrocarbon conversion conditions, and, as a minor component, discrete entities comprising at least one spinel, preferably alkaline earth metal-containing spinel, and a minor amount of at least one added component selected from the group consisting of alkali metal components, calcium components, barium components, strontium components, beryllium components and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 28, 1989
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Emmett H. Burk, Jr., Jin S. Yoo, Cecelia A. Radlowski
  • Patent number: 4880760
    Abstract: Dewaxing processes for hydrocarbon feedstocks are disclosed using novel catalysts comprising non-zeolitic molecular sieves, such as the silicoaluminophosphates of U.S. Pat. No. 4,440,871. The products of the instant dewaxing processes are characterized by lower pour points than the hydrocarbon feedstock.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 1987
    Date of Patent: November 14, 1989
    Assignee: UOP
    Inventors: Regis J. Pellet, Jule A. Rabo, Gary N. Long, Frank P. Gortsema, Albert R. Springer